Hoot hoot! I’m back my little owlets. I’ve been on Easter hols this last fortnight and had all the sewing plans but you know when life gets on top of you? Yeah. That happened.
I’ve applied for a job (same school but a permanent one), been on a hen weekend, done some shopping and all my marking, seen an amateur production of Jesus Christ superstar and drank a lot of tea, but I had not done any of the sewing I had planned.
Largely, I blame cutting patterns. I hate it. It takes so long. I cut out a TATB seren dress pattern this week, picked out the fabric but my fabric cutting space is seriously limited so I’ve shelved her until May (I’m going to a bring your own project class at abakhans).
I decided instead to wap out an Agnes top. I’ve had the pattern cut out for ages (not like me, I know) and found a lovely jersey in the remnant baskets in abakhans (black with dancers on it). First Agnes was a-go!
I ironed it and everything. You proud of me? You should be, it’s bloody awful fabric to work with. Because it was a rem it was cut on a funny angle and therefore trueing the grain was an absolute arse. And then cutting it straight? Don’t get me started.
As usual no complaints about Tilly’s pattern. They are so simple I read this once and could have sewn it in my sleep. I love them.
Opted to make the shorter plain sleeve version due to lack of fabric but for a while toyed with sleeveless, making it more of a vest. Ultimately went with sleeves for the practice. In some ways I was glad I did but the shoulder curves are always my foil even flat sewn like these.
For my fourth go at a neckband I don’t think it’s bad either. Pressed and topstitched and everything.
Yes there are some dismembered dancers across the neckline. But overall I’m happy. Also had a go at the elastic ruching on the front but it went wonky so I took it out. Happy with it as it is at the minute but might try adding it in again in future.
Overall, construction was very easy and the fabric is comfortable. My main issue aside from cutting has been with the tension on my bottom thread. For whatever reason it went a bit dodge but it doesn’t look that bad.
Planning on wearing it this weekend. In all my two weeks off has not been mispent as I have finally done the sewing, as my mother observed I had “been threatening to do all week”.
Applogies for the dodgey angle. Mum took it for me from the sofa.